History Literature / NoCountryForOldMen

23rd Apr '17 6:36:59 AM at_ease_loser
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* Motifs: Throughout the movie, cowboy boots are heavily focused on, whether its through the frequent shots of Anton Chigurh's or having an entire scene devoted to Llewelyn buying them, with this fixation emphasising the NewOldWest atmosphere of the film as a whole.

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* Motifs: {{Motifs}}: Throughout the movie, cowboy boots are heavily focused on, whether its through the frequent shots of Anton Chigurh's or having an entire scene devoted to Llewelyn buying them, with this fixation emphasising the NewOldWest atmosphere of the film as a whole.
23rd Apr '17 6:33:14 AM at_ease_loser
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* Motif: Throughout the movie, cowboy boots are heavily focused on, whether its through the frequent shots of Anton Chigurh's or having an entire scene devoted to Llewelyn buying them, with this fixation emphasising the NewOldWest atmosphere of the film as a whole.

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* Motif: Motifs: Throughout the movie, cowboy boots are heavily focused on, whether its through the frequent shots of Anton Chigurh's or having an entire scene devoted to Llewelyn buying them, with this fixation emphasising the NewOldWest atmosphere of the film as a whole.
23rd Apr '17 6:32:22 AM at_ease_loser
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* Motif: Throughout the movie, cowboy boots are heavily focused on, whether its through the frequent shots of Anton Chigurh's or having an entire scene devoted to Llewelyn buying them, with this fixation emphasising the NewOldWest atmosphere of the film as a whole.
22nd Apr '17 10:33:13 PM arilicious
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]. Not only [[spoiler:is the {{Deuteragonist}} murdered (off-screen)]], but then [[spoiler:the villain murders the hero's teenage wife (again, off-screen) and escapes justice, leaving an old man to contemplate his inability to act in the face of so much seemingly pointless violence of the world]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]. Not only [[spoiler:is the {{Deuteragonist}} murdered (off-screen)]], but then [[spoiler:the villain murders the hero's teenage wife (again, off-screen) and escapes justice, leaving an old man to contemplate his inability to act in the face of so much seemingly pointless violence of the world]].
4th Feb '17 9:13:31 AM Az_Tech341
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* SurpriseCarCrash: It uses this as part of its AntiClimax ending. After Anton Chigurh kills his targets, he sets off for Mexico to track down the stolen money--before he can leave the neighborhood, another car comes out of nowhere and hits him, breaking his arm.

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* SurpriseCarCrash: It uses this as part of its AntiClimax ending. After Anton Chigurh kills his targets, he sets off for Mexico to track down the stolen money--before -- before he can leave the neighborhood, another car comes out of nowhere and hits him, breaking his arm.
4th Feb '17 6:32:09 AM morenohijazo
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* SurpriseCarCrash: It uses this as part of its AntiClimax ending. After Anton Chigurh kills his targets, he sets off for Mexico to track down the stolen money--before he can leave the neighborhood, another car comes out of nowhere and hits him, breaking his arm.
14th Dec '16 8:17:02 PM Az_Tech341
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** The case that the money is in when Llewelyn finds it looks like the one the ransom money gets delivered in from ''{{Film/Fargo}}''. In both films, the money winds up in the hands of someone other than its intended recipient.

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** The case that holding the money is in when Llewelyn finds it looks like the one case carrying the ransom money gets delivered in from ''{{Film/Fargo}}''. In both films, the money winds up in the hands of someone other than its intended recipient.



* TakeAThirdOption: Subverted in the film. [[spoiler:Carla refuses to call the coin Chigurh flips for her (she does in the novel, but is wrong). He kills her anyway.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Subverted in the film. Subverted. [[spoiler:Carla refuses to call the coin Chigurh flips for her (she does in the novel, but is wrong).her. He kills her anyway.]]
14th Dec '16 12:13:59 PM KneadToKnow
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** The case that the money is in when Llewelyn finds it looks like the one the ransom money gets delivered in from ''{{Film/Fargo}}''. In both films, the money winds up in the hands of someone other than its intended recipient.
23rd Nov '16 1:42:38 AM DimensionalShambler
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There's just one small hitch: an assassin has been sent after the stolen money, and he is ''a complete sociopath''. Anton Chigurh (Creator/JavierBardem) is a man willing to do ''absolutely anything'' -- to "[[{{Ubermensch}} follow a supreme act of will]]", as he puts it -- in order to get what he's after... and it's no longer just the money he's after.

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There's just one small hitch: an assassin has been sent after the stolen money, and he is ''a complete sociopath''. Anton Chigurh (Creator/JavierBardem) is a man willing to do ''absolutely anything'' -- to "[[{{Ubermensch}} follow a supreme act of will]]", as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality he puts it it]] -- in order to get what he's after... and it's no longer just the money he's after.


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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: This is what Chigurh's "moral code" is. He has rules, but they almost completely prohibit coexistence with others, as he usually punishes breaches of the moral code with gunshots. For example, he despises people who inherit something, apparently preferring things by chance (as seen when the gas store owner is spared by a coin toss), and he also despises people who try to use multiple people to accomplish one deed (and punishes it by shotgun blasts to the chest).
22nd Nov '16 9:43:56 PM Az_Tech341
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There's just one small hitch: an assassin has been sent after the stolen money, and he is ''a complete sociopath''. Anton Chigurh (Creator/JavierBardem) is a man willing to do ''absolutely anything'' -- to "[[{{Ubermensch}} follow a supreme act of will]]", as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality he puts it]] -- in order to get what he's after... and it's no longer just the money he's after.

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There's just one small hitch: an assassin has been sent after the stolen money, and he is ''a complete sociopath''. Anton Chigurh (Creator/JavierBardem) is a man willing to do ''absolutely anything'' -- to "[[{{Ubermensch}} follow a supreme act of will]]", as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality he puts it]] it -- in order to get what he's after... and it's no longer just the money he's after.



* AxCrazy: Anton Chigurh is a subversion. Even if they [[BlueAndOrangeMorality don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in engaging with him.

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* AxCrazy: Anton Chigurh is a subversion. Even if they [[BlueAndOrangeMorality don't make sense to a normal person]], Chigurh He has his reasons, and he's more coldly logical than crazy. He does, however, have one of the primary traits of a true AxCrazy, which is the immense amount of danger involved in engaging with him.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: This is what Chigurh's "moral code" is. He has rules, but they almost completely prohibit coexistence with others; so strict are they, and by their nature, absolutely no one can reason them out of his head. For example, he despises people who inherit something, apparently preferring things by chance (as seen when the gas store owner is spared by a coin toss), and he also despises people who try to use multiple people to accomplish one deed (and punishes it by shotgun blasts to the chest).



* ForTheEvulz: Anton Chigurh seems this way, although he would insist that he's just following [[BlueAndOrangeMorality his own code]].
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